Spirit Week

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March 27-31 (next week)

  • Monday: Super Cozy Pajamas
  • Tuesday: Super Bright – Neon
  • Wednesday: Super Famous (dress like a famous person)
  • Thursday: Super Sporty (support your favorite team)
  • Friday: Super Hero T-shirt Day

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Parent University

The goal of this program is to provide parents (with children ages 6 months to 4 years) with classes in different developmental areas in order to help them to best meet the needs of their young children. These classes include: Nutrition & Health, Dental Care, Social Emotional, Screen Time & Technology, Math, Literacy, Music & Movement, and Science. During these classes you will be participating in hands on activities with your child, hearing from professionals in these interest areas, and receiving free materials to continue the learning through play at home. If you would like to reserve your spot for any of the classes or would like more information regarding these classes, please call (313) 827-8350.  Please call on the link below for calendar.

Parent University

Important Running Club Announcement

Important Running Club Announcement

Due to overwhelming response and lack of volunteers, we have to revise our running club schedule.

Beginning tomorrow (Thursday), we will split the runners into groups.

Tuesdays: Kindergarten-2nd gr.

Thursdays: 3rd-5th gr.

Students may only come on their designated day, and siblings are not allowed to wait unsupervised.  Since the weather has been cold and windy we have had to have the children practice indoors, and the hallways become overcrowded with over 130 students participating.  Please understand that we are making this change to keep practices more productive and focused and for the safety of all of the runners.

We are hoping that April’s weather forecast will be more favorable for running outside.  Coach Julie and the PTA will notify everyone when all classes will be able to participate on both days again.

Please note:  Tomorrow’s (Thursday) running club practice will be for 3rd-5th grade only.

3rd & 4th grade U of M Research Packet

Dear Parents of 3rd and 4th grade students (9 & 10 years old):

Today your child will bring home a packet of information from the University of Michigan regarding a landmark effort called the Adolescent Brain and Cognitive Development (ABCD) study. Over 10,000 nine- and ten-year-old children across the country will join this study, supported by the American School Health Association and National Institutes of Health.

The UM requests your voluntary participation in this project.

I encourage you to read the information and consider being part of this important study with your child. Participants will be paid for their time, up to $400 per year. If you are interested, use the postage paid envelope in the packet or go to Howard ABCD to submit a response card.

For additional information, visit the study website at www.abcdstudy.org, email abcdmichigan@umich.edu, call toll-free 844-864-ABCD, or go to Howard ABCD.

Here is a link to a short informational video (1.5 mins) about the study.

If you have any questions, please use the contact information above.  

Rick O’Neill

University of Michigan
Institute for Social Research

Thank you Howard Community!

Dear Howard Learning Community,                

I would like to thank the entire Howard School Community for the warm welcome and support over the past two weeks. It has been a distinct pleasure serving as your principal.  I want to assure you that as the interim principal, I will continue to work hard to ensure that every student receives the very best services available.

We have a very special learning community that we are all very proud of, and while I am here, I will make every effort to address the current and long-term needs of our school while keeping Howard Elementary School moving in a positive direction.  I look forward to our continued partnership as we work together in our pursuit of educational excellence!


Dan Blessing, Ed.S

Interim Principal, Howard Elementary School

Kids First, Inspire, Educate, Celebrate!

Pizza Kit Pick-Up

Little Caesar’s Pizza Kit orders will be ready for pick up today from 1:30 – 4:30 p.m. on the gym stage.  Unfortunately, we do not have space to store unclaimed pizza kits, so any kits remaining after 4:30 will be donated.


Talent Show Rehearsal Tomorrow


The talent show will be rehearsing tomorrow immediately after school.  If your child is participating, he/she needs to bring all props, clothes, and music required for his/her skit.  Please make sure that you pick up your child promptly at 4:45.  Please pick your child up in the rear entrance of the building (parking lot by track.)  If you have any questions, please see Mrs. Lippert.

PTA Meeting Tomorrow

Reminder: February  PTA  Meeting Tomorrow (Wednesday)

At the end of the day, the most overwhelming key to a child’s success is the positive involvement of parents.”

Jane D. Hull

Please plan on coming to our PTA meeting tomorrow at 3:00 PM in the media center.  We will have refreshments, and if you have children at home, you are welcome to bring them along.  A few of our teachers will attend, and our new interim principal, Mr. Blessing, will be there to meet everyone.  Hope to see you there!

Howard News

Good Afternoon Howard Family,

As we close out the week, I want to share with you that beginning February 13th, Mr. Dan Blessing will be the Interim Principal at Howard Elementary. Mr Blessing is currently the Assistant Principal at McCollough/Unis K-8 School and has many years of experience in the District at both the elementary and middle school grades. I’m confident that his leadership skills and warm personality will ensure the high level of learning continues at Howard.
Ms. Burch will be absent for an unspecified amount of time for personal reasons.
If you should have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact me at 313 827-3020 or Ms. Shannon Peterson, Executive Director of Student Achievement at (313) 827-3024.
Have a pleasant weekend,
Dr. Glenn Maleyko

Happy New Year!!! A couple of announcements….

Hello Families!

I wanted to update you on my return, and share other news:

I see my doctor on Monday.  I am hoping to be cleared to return to work next week. Fingers crossed.  I truly miss the students every day I’m away from them.

Margaret King-Ahmed will begin her Parent Talk classes this FRIDAY at 8:45 in the cafeteria.  Please see Nathal or Val about signing up.  I have participated in her parent talk series and it’s truly life changing.  Please consider joining us this Friday.  Refreshments will be provided.

Thank you all for your generosity over the past few months.  Whether it be donations to classrooms, gifts for staff, helping a family in need, or bringing food/supplies for the needy, the families of Howard demonstrate altruism and genuine concern for the well-being of others.  Please know how much you are appreciated and valued.

I look forward to seeing you soon!

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